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Revelations of Private Citizens Data Exposure Troubling, a Distraction for the Intel Community

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Discussions pertaining to intelligence collection continue to flood the political arena, while serving as a distraction to our nation’s silent warriors.


Revelations that under the Obama administration, information pertaining to millions of private US citizens was shared and exposed to private entities is yet another troubling development from an already sullied intelligence cabinet. Not only do such actions and violations of law sow further distrust among the American people, but it also creates yet another distraction for the hardworking men and women of our country’s intelligence community.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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